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Gryphcon Approaches!

Building upon my last post’s focus on extremely regional content, I’d like to alert all the Ontario folks out there that Gryphcon is around the corner. Gryphcon is about a venerable a gaming convention as you’ll find in Southern Ontario, with a 25+ year history at Guelph University. Originally a small convention put on by the, ahem, Guelph Adult Gaming Association, it is now run...

Nerd Map of Toronto: Version 1.0

When I was a teenager, one of the great adventures I would undertake was the exploration of downtown Toronto. Although my primary target was generally the Silver Snail (the only comic shop I knew about at the time), my wanderings would take me far and wide across the expansive urban landscape in search of video games and nerd paraphernalia. Over a decade later, I’m still roaming the city:...

New Game Store Alert: Face to Face Games

Just a quick update for all you Toronto area gamers. A new game store has recently opened up in Toronto’s east end called Face to Face Games. Boasting a large gaming space, and a soon-to-be-completed cafe, it is a welcome addition to the Ontario nerd scene. Although primarily known for its Magic: The Gathering stock, Face to Face is expanding its business into RPGs and board games. If...

Nerd Tour Appendix: Best Prices on Pathfinder in Toronto

A good question was recently posed on the Ontario Pathfinder forums: where is the cheapest place to buy Pathfinder books in Toronto? There’s really not a straightforward answer to this one. On a normal day, the prices at most of the major gaming stores downtown are fairly equitable. You might save a dollar here or there, but there’s generally not huge difference. That being said...